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HPE Nimble I - Management and Local Replication

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Using hands-on labs, this course teaches students how to perform common management tasks, including array installation, volume creation, and data protection/recovery using snapshots. This course also covers system monitoring basics using Nimble Storage’s InfoSight.



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  • An understanding of general storageconcepts including fibre channel technologyand RAID
  • Operator level functionality in a Windowsenvironment



By the completion of this course, the learner will be able to complete the following tasks using the Nimble operating system:

  • Perform initial configuration of a new arraywith NSM and GUI
  • Perform post-installation tests
  • Create volumes and zero-copy clones
  • Attach and verify volumes/clones toWindows
  • Create and modify data protection policiesfor volumes
  • Restore volumes and individual files from asnapshot
  • Use the Nimble GUI to monitor arraycapacity/performance


Course Outline


Module 1: Course Introduction and Overview

  • Agenda
  • Documentation
  • Capacity units


Module 2: AF and HF-Series Hardware

  • Portfolio overview
  • AF-Series controllers and enclosures
  • HF-Series controllers and enclosures


Module 3: Array Initialization and Setup

  • Networking overview
  • Nimble Setup Manager
  • Initialization
  • Setup
  • Post-setup test
  • Basic events monitoring


Module 4: HPE Nimble StorageOS WebUI Introduction

  • How to access
  • Tour
  • User management
  • Basic monitoring


Module 5: Working with HPE Nimble Storage Volumes

  • Concepts
  • Provisioning and performance policies
  • Access control and initiator groups
  • Volume collections
  • Space reclamation theory introduction
  • Protection templates overview
  • Presentation
  • QoS and volume pinning
  • HPE Nimble Storage Windows Toolkit
  • HPE Nimble Storage Connection Manager


Module 6: Architecture and Advanced Features Overview

  • Read and write operations
  • Nimble FS
  • Triple+ Parity RAID
  • Sparing
  • Deduplication
  • Encryption


Module 7: HPE Nimble Storage SmartSnap

  • Concepts
  • Protection templates
  • App synchronization
  • Schedules
  • Manual snapshots
  • Clone
  • Data recovery


Module 8: Introduction to HPE Nimble Storage Replication

  • Remote replication options overview
  • Supported replication topologies
  • Peer persistence overview
  • Next training direction


Module 9: Introduction to HPE Nimble Scaling

  • Scale-to-fit options overview
  • Next training direction


Module 10: Introduction to Support and HPE InfoSight

  • Concepts
  • Architecture
  • Benefits


LAB Outline


Lab 1: vLabs Access

  • Objectives
  • Accessing HPE vLabs


Lab 2: Installing Nimble Windows Toolkit

  • Background
  • Task 1: Launch NWT installer


Lab 3: Initialize an Array

  • Background
  • Lab topology
  • Task 1: Launch Nimble Setup Manager
  • Task 2: Subnet configuration
  • Task 3: Post setup testing


Lab 4: Update Nimble Operating System


Lab 5-1: Basic Volume Creation

  • Task 1: Create a volume
  • Task 2: Create a volume collection
  • Task 3: Create an initiator and an initiator group


Lab 5-2: Windows Host SetUp (NCM)

  • Background
  • Task 1: Launch NCM and connect to a volume
  • Task 2: Examine the newly connected volume
  • Task 3: Return to the Windows host to prepare and mount the volume


Lab 7: Snapshots and Data Recovery

  • Background
  • Task 1: Create data
  • Task 2: Simulate a data loss event
  • Task 3: Create a zero-copy clone
  • Task 4: Connect to the clone and recover the data
  • Task 5: Disconnect and delete the clone

Lab 10-1: Correlate System Events / SNMP traps with lab activities

Lab 10-2: HPE Infosight


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